Booking your family beach holiday on the Côte d’Azur

Emily Stoker writing for South France Villas

We all love a beach holiday. What better place to enjoy one than on the sunny beaches of the French Riviera? With so many places to stay it can be confusing when you book your family-friendly beach holiday on the Côte d’Azur. Here are a few questions to consider when organising your French family getaway.

Which beach on the Côte d’Azur should I visit?

Are you looking to make your way over to the beach in the morning and not move until the sun has gone down? Or perhaps you want to shop, cook and live like a local in your own Côte d’Azur private villa with a pool? Many villas are within a short distance to the beach, or French Riviera family favourites such as Cannes or Antibes – even Monaco! Keep in mind that there’s a lot more than just family-friendly beaches on the Côte d’Azur. Be sure to consider the activities you’re wanting to do and how far away they are when choosing your accommodation for your Côte d’Azur family beach holiday.

What type of accommodation is right for me?

Now that you have an idea of what you want to do on your holiday, it’s time to pick where you’re going to stay. Perhaps you want to be close to the action by staying in a hotel right by the beach, or maybe you prefer the freedom of staying a few minutes away in a private villa. Private accommodation is a great option for young families. Self-catering can be a life-saver for parents of fussy kids who aren’t so excited to sample the local delicacies. A Côte d’Azur villa with a private pool may also be the perfect choice for families who may need to retreat inside for a break from the midday sun.

What’s the best time to visit the Côte d’Azur?

If you’re going to be visiting with young children, it may be worth considering visiting the Côte d’Azur outside of peak season. Not only will this mean beating the crowds that will undoubtedly want to see the beautiful coast for themselves, but you’ll also miss the hottest part of the year which isn’t ideal for young children. If you have the option to visit during school term time, this can be a great alternative. Don’t panic though, whenever you arrive the Côte d’Azur sunshine will be here waiting for you!